NADD (National Association for the Dually Diagnosed) Conference 2009


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Wednesday, October 21, 2009- Friday, October 23, 2009
Location: New Orleans, LA

Advancing Mental Wellness Through Excellence in Mental Health Care in Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

This year's conference is an opportunity to learn and apply support strategies, program models, and treatment approaches.  An investment, not just an expense! 

The 2009 conference will take place in a city of instant inspiration at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Royal Sonesta Hotel is located in the heart of the French Quarter, with an atmosphere of southern old-world charm and a style of European elegance.  In New Orleans, the blues beat and the jazz melodies mingle in streets with spiced seafood and sweet pralines in the air.  This destination has a great up-beat spirit filled with excitement!  For great activities that are out and about in New Orleans, visit, where more information can be found for Plantation, Swamp, Haunted, and Walking Tours to name a few.  Check out a riverboat cruise on the Mississippi, dine in 15 of the best restaurants, all within 3 blocks of the hotel, and celebrate, of course, on Bourbon Street!

Chairperson: Michael Schroeder, MSW, Ohio Department of Mental Health, Columbus, Ohio 

The conference is Co-Sponsored by NADD in association with:

  • ABILITY Magazine
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services- Office on Disability (HHS/OD)
  • Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association (DDNA)
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Organization for Autism Research (OAR)
  • Collaborative on Health and the Environment/Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative (CHE/LDDI)
  • Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
  • American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
  • Autism Society of America (ASA)